About the Pledge
Today, about 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty, making less than $1 a day. Seventy percent of them are women.
Dependable microloans can change the lives of individuals, especially women, in communities all over the world. Microloans help borrowers build safe, stable, and sustainable homes for their families, and they give entrepreneurs the ability to start their own businesses. As microloans succeed in communities, these individuals can make greater investments in their children’s education, provide adequate nutrition to their families, and in effect lower the overall risk of disease.
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